How Losing SoundCloud Would Change Music

Micah Peters, The Ringer, Jul 12, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes
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If SoundCloud didn't exist, we would need to invent it. "Apple Music is filtered through artist curation; Spotify’s playlists are guided by label interests. Compared to the two, SoundCloud is something of a free-for-all — everyone and anyone can hear and be heard." That's what I have always loved about the internet and that's what is endangered by the increasing consolidation of online content into the giant silos we all know. We are in a golden age of music at the moment, most of it powered by indy artists, and it would be a shame to lose that. 

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